Unexpectedly Intriguing!
02 August 2021

We've officially hit the doldrums of summer for the S&P 500 (Index: SPX). Not much happened in the last week to affect the expections investors have for the future. Consequently, not much happened with stock prices, which traded within a narrow range during the week.

Alternative Futures - S&P 500 - 2021Q3 - Standard Model (m=-2.5 from 16 June 2021) - Snapshot on 30 Jul 2021

The index continues to generally follow the trajectory associated with investors focusing on 2022-Q1 in setting current day stock prices. Beyond that, even though the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee met during the week, nothing they said after their meeting was unexpected. What little news there was to move markets in the week ending July 2021 follows below....

Monday, 26 July 2021
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Thursday, 29 July 2021
Friday, 30 July 2021

We’ll be taking a closer look at U.S. stock market dividends tomorrow, but if you want to see one of our main sources for dividend declaration news, check out Seeking Alpha’s Market Currents filtered for dividends.

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